Korean J Obstet Gynecol.  2003 Jul;46(7):1430-1433.

A Case of Heterotopic Pregnancy Diagnosed by Ultrasonogram

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  • 1Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Ilsin Christian Hospital, Busan, Korea.

Abstract

Heterotopic pregnancy is a condition in which ectopic and intrauterine pregnancies coexist. The reported incidence varies widely from 1 in 1000 to 1 in 30000 pregnancies. Assisted reproductive technologies have led to an increase in the number of heterotopic pregnancies. Because heterotopic pregnancy is difficult to diagnose early and it has high morbidity and mortality rate, careful pelvic examination combined with transvaginal sonogram and serial beta-HCG determinations are important. We experienced a case of heterotopic pregnancy in a natural cycle diagnosed by ultrasonogram who continued intrauterine pregnancy successfully.

Keyword

Heterotopic pregnancy; Full term delivery; Ultrasonogram

MeSH Terms

Gynecological Examination
Incidence
Mortality
Pregnancy
Pregnancy, Heterotopic*
Reproductive Techniques, Assisted
Ultrasonography*
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